The full field for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf is about evenly split between U.S.- and European-based horses. History favors the Americans, who have won six of the eight editions.
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien sends out the chilly morning-line favorite Roly Poly (4-to-1), who was bred in Kentucky but has raced exclusively in the United Kingdom. O'Brien has yet to score in this event. He had virtually monopolized the Juvenile Turf but came up short today with Lancaster Bomber (second) and Intelligence Cross (ninth).
Because Roly Poly's breeding suggests a problem enduring a mile, the preferred Euro is Spain Burg (5-to-1). The French-bred 2-year-old has followed a narrow defeat on soft turf with three consecutive wins on firm footing, similar to what he will find at Santa Anita.